Skip to main content

The Letters of Jane Austen

Audio Preview

audio
The Letters of Jane Austen


Publication date 2013-07-01
LibriVox recording of The Letters of Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett.

This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-nephew, Edward, Lord Brabourne. The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility (abbreviated "S and S"), Pride and Prejudice (also called First Impressions, or P and P), Mansfield Park ("MP") and Emma. They are also replete with details about her family life, including the extended families and careers of her brothers, James, Edward, Frank, Henry, and Charles. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.

For more free audio books, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit LibriVox.org.

Download M4B (208MB)

comment
Reviews

Reviewer: Donald R Miller - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2013
Subject: Outstanding Reading
Elizabeth Klett is one of the premiere talents of Librivox, and we're very fortunate to have her volunteer her time and talent. Always a superb reader, this venture finds her in top form.

About the letters:
I, of course, haven't listened to all of them--that would be a bit like insisting someone listen to all of Mozart's compositions before making a judgement of him as a composer. The letters are a peek into Austen's world,which was as the preface writer states "an uneventful one." Probably, more often than not, that's a good thing. Moreover, it doesn't mean that she lived a boring one. Indeed, I was surprised by how agreeable life was toward her, and her enjoyment of it.

Also of note:
Today, few people write as well as the author of the preface.
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
OGG VORBIS
Uplevel BACK
Uploaded by
librivoxbooks
on 7/1/2013
Views
13,104
Favorites
5
Reviews
1
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 23,605
favorite 3
comment 0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 1.3M
favorite 23
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Emily Eden
audio
eye 14,956
favorite 5
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 147,515
favorite 6
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 205,261
favorite 9
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 477,284
favorite 11
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 145,155
favorite 12
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 1.5M
favorite 20
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jane Austen
audio
eye 53,925
favorite 3
comment 0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
American Libraries
by Jane Austen
texts
eye 590
favorite 1
comment 0
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=uOMdBisr8HkC&oe=UTF-8